Acron: Attack of the Squirrels, an asymmetrical VR game (1 person in VR, up to 8 people on Mobile devices) provides an excellent tool for utilizing different strengths to accomplish one goal. The VR player takes the position of a large tree protecting its acorns from attacking squirrels.
The squirrels (players on mobile) have different skills including digging, extra speed, shield, and building ramps. The squirrels must work together to strategize ways of taking the acorns away from the tree without the tree seeing them, which requires a combination of tactics using the different skills of the squirrels.
This game is great as you can have team members join the same experience nationwide, and only 1 person requires a VR headset to play.
Rec Room is a platform our team has used for meetings. We covered its professional uses in our recent blog about the top 3 pro’s and con’s of virtual meetings, but this platform contains a whole suite of activities that teams could use to connect and enjoy together. Basketball, yoga classes, laser tag games, frisbee, free-creation mode are just a few experiences that can be shared between co-workers. This platform can currently be accessed through Steam, iOS, Oculus, and Playstation.
Another game that utilizes 4 unique player strategies is StarTrek : Bridge Crew – the next generation which allows you to play as the Captain, Helm, Tactical, or Engineer to guide the ship through an unknown part of space.
This game provides intricate communication strategies in high-pressure situations, and employees who are StarTrek fans will appreciate the effort that’s been put into this game.
These are just a few ways to get creative with your team in VR, and we are optimistic more experiences like these are on their way soon!